Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Widow Redefined by Kim Cano: Review


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Genre – Women’s Fiction
Rating – PG
On a cold Valentine’s Day in Chicago, Amy White, a young widow who lost her husband to cancer, visits the cemetery and makes an unsettling discovery: a bouquet of fresh daffodils lying in front of her husband’s grave. Curiosity grows into obsession as Amy searches for the stranger who left the flowers, while keeping her activities a secret from her live-in mother and seven-year-old son. The search leads to an unusual friendship that transforms her world and redefines her life.


4 Stars

I was quickly brought under the spell of this book. Written in a particularly beautiful way, the words just seemed to flow lyrically into each other.  Amy lost her husband to cancer three years earlier; she is still grieving and basically just going through the motions. She likely would not even be giving it that much effort if it were not for her young son. 
Amy thought she knew her husband, but during the course of this story she is awakened to the fact that there were aspects of Justin’s life of which she knew nothing.  The discovery process begins when she confronts a beautiful, distraught stranger after stalking her to her home. 
I loved the flow and rhythm as Amy follows the trail of discovery. I found her journey enlightening, engaging, and at times bizarre. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys women’s fiction.
A digital copy was provided to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J

Kim Cano is the author of For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12. It also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart. 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

A Widow Redefined is Kim's debut novel. It's a story of a young woman's journey through grief and the transformational power of friendship.

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